Now your kids can read about riding when not on the mountain bike trail.
With the help of a grant from Shimano, the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) has released the first edition of a youth-oriented print publication. Written for middle-school through high-school aged readers — as well as their mountain bike coaches and adult ride leaders — IMBA Trail News Youth Edition is available for free online.
Parents and other interested parties can also order 15 printed copies at IMBA’s store for just $5, plus the cost of shipping.
The full-color, glossy magazine provides 12 pages loaded with great photos, news stories and features about mountain biking for young riders. “Readers will find tips on organizing successful rides, trail building success stories and how to connect with IMBA’s chapters/clubs and more,” says IMBA communications manager Mark Eller. “It’s a great publication.”
Free copies will also be distributed to IMBA’s many partners that offer youth-oriented programs. They include:
National Interscholastic Cycling Association
The North Face Planet Explore and Explore Fund
Outdoor Alliance for Kids
Trips for Kids
Another way to get your hands on free copies is to register a local event with IMBA’s annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day celebration. Registration will open in upcoming weeks for rides events, to be held on October 6, 2012.